What does institute mean?

Definitions for institute
ˈɪn stɪˌtut, -ˌtyutin·sti·tute

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. institute(verb)

    an association organized to promote art or science or education

  2. establish, found, plant, constitute, institute(verb)

    set up or lay the groundwork for

    "establish a new department"

  3. institute, bring(verb)

    advance or set forth in court

    "bring charges", "institute proceedings"

Wiktionary

  1. institute(Noun)

    An organization founded to promote a cause

    I work in a medical research institute.

  2. institute(Noun)

    An institution of learning; a college, especially for technical subjects

  3. institute(Noun)

    The building housing such an institution

  4. institute(Verb)

    To begin or initiate (something).

    He instituted the new policy of having children walk through a metal detector to enter school.

  5. institute(Verb)

    To train, instruct.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Institute

    established; organized; founded

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  2. Institute(verb)

    to set up; to establish; to ordain; as, to institute laws, rules, etc

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  3. Institute(verb)

    to originate and establish; to found; to organize; as, to institute a court, or a society

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  4. Institute(verb)

    to nominate; to appoint

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  5. Institute(verb)

    to begin; to commence; to set on foot; as, to institute an inquiry; to institute a suit

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  6. Institute(verb)

    to ground or establish in principles and rudiments; to educate; to instruct

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  7. Institute(verb)

    to invest with the spiritual charge of a benefice, or the care of souls

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  8. Institute(adj)

    the act of instituting; institution

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  9. Institute(adj)

    that which is instituted, established, or fixed, as a law, habit, or custom

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  10. Institute(adj)

    hence: An elementary and necessary principle; a precept, maxim, or rule, recognized as established and authoritative; usually in the plural, a collection of such principles and precepts; esp., a comprehensive summary of legal principles and decisions; as, the Institutes of Justinian; Coke's Institutes of the Laws of England. Cf. Digest, n

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  11. Institute(noun)

    an institution; a society established for the promotion of learning, art, science, etc.; a college; as, the Institute of Technology; also, a building owned or occupied by such an institute; as, the Cooper Institute

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

  12. Institute(noun)

    the person to whom an estate is first given by destination or limitation

    Etymology: [L. institutus, p. p. of instituere to place in, to institute, to instruct; pref. in- in + statuere to cause to stand, to set. See Statute.]

Freebase

  1. Institute

    An institute is an organisational body created for a certain purpose.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Institute

    in′sti-tūt, v.t. to set up in: to erect: to originate: to establish: to appoint: to commence: to educate.—n. anything instituted or formally established: established law: precept or principle: (pl.) a book of precepts, principles, or rules, esp. in jurisprudence: an institution: a literary and philosophical society or association, as the 'Institute of France' (embracing L'Académie Française, L'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, L'Académie des Sciences, L'Académie des Beaux Arts, and L'Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques).—n. Institū′tion, the act of instituting or establishing: that which is instituted or established: foundation: established order: enactment: a society established for some object: that which institutes or instructs: a system of principles or rules: the origination of the Eucharist and the formula of institution: the act by which a bishop commits a cure of souls to a priest.—adjs. Institū′tional, Institū′tionary, belonging to an institution: instituted by authority: elementary.—n. In′stitutist, a writer of institutes or elementary rules.—adj. In′stitutive, able or tending to establish: depending on an institution.—n. In′stitutor, one who institutes: an instructor. [L. instituĕre, -ūtumin, in, statuĕre, to cause to stand—stāre, to stand.]

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1926

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4364

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'institute' in Nouns Frequency: #809

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of institute in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of institute in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of institute in a Sentence

  1. The United:

    James Mattis said at an event at the US Institute of Peace in Washington.His call was later echoed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who issued a statement saying, the United States decision to stop refueling Saudi jets attacking Yemen means nothing.

  2. Lloyd Doggett:

    Because this request was delayed until April and no legal action has yet been filed to get the returns, it is certain we won't get them this year and perhaps (will face) some challenge to even get them with favorable expedited rulings by the time this Congress ends, that and the total obstruction by Trump have convinced me that we need to institute an impeachment inquiry.

  3. Kelly McCarthy:

    After looking into Montana laws and working with the Institute for Justice, we found that our laws provided no greater property rights protections than those states who were identified with rampant abuse, (Texas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Virginia, etc.), from that time I began meeting with stakeholders and working on the bill.

  4. Carter Center:

    President Carter has received good news from his Winship Cancer Institute doctors, they tell him that recent tests have shown there is no evidence of new malignancy, and his original problem is responding well to treatment. Further tests will continue.

  5. Edward Moya:

    Oil's bloodbath appears to be over for now, china's coronavirus fears have somewhat eased and a 4.3 million barrel drop with the American Petroleum Institute data provided a boost for energy prices.

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